We spent much of our first whole day in Provence visiting Arles, a once ancient Roman city with many excellent ruins.

What Arles Used to Look Like

What Arles Used to Look Like

Roman Amphitheater

Roman Amphitheater

Only Remaining Column from Amphitheater Stage

Only Remaining Column from Amphitheater Stage

More Amphitheater Ruins

More Amphitheater Ruins

What the Roman Amphitheater Looked Like

What the Roman Amphitheater Looked Like

Provencal Chickens (for my mom and dad)

Provencal Chickens (for my mom and dad)

Main Church in Arles

Main Church in Arles

Detail on Front of Church Facade

Detail on Front of Church Facade

Trick of the Light from a Stained Glass Window on Sarcophogus

Trick of the Light from a Stained Glass Window on Sarcophogus

Roof of Cloisters

Roof of Cloisters

Water Collection System to Catch Rainwater from the Roof

Water Collection System to Catch Rainwater from the Roof

Buried Ruins of Roman Forum

Buried Ruins of Roman Forum

More Underground Ruins

More Underground Ruins

(Partially Restored) Ruins of Roman Arena

(Partially Restored) Ruins of Roman Arena

Inside of Roman Arena

Inside of Roman Arena

Upper Level of Roman Arena

Upper Level of Roman Arena

What the Arena Looked Like

What the Arena Looked Like

Statue of Cesar Augustus in Arles

Statue of Cesar Augustus in Arles

Ruins of Roman Mosaic Floor

Ruins of Roman Mosaic Floor

Arles was also home to Pablo Picasso for much of his life. As part of our tour we saw the hospital where he was kept after he cut off his ear and the spot where he painted “Stary Night”

Garden of Hospital Where Picasso Lived

Garden of Hospital Where Picasso Lived

Picasso Painted "Stary Night" Right Here

Picasso Painted "Stary Night" Right Here